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Architectural Management: International Research and Practice

Architectural Management: International Research and Practice

Stephen Emmitt (Editor), Matthijs Prins (Editor), Ad den Otter (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31219-5

May 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

344 pages


Architectural Management represents the state of the art of research and practice in the field and includes contributions from leading international figures. The book looks back at over a decade of research into architectural management, considers the present challenges and opportunities, and looks to the future. You'll find a review of earlier work and developments as well as a focus on new research areas. The book is divided into six sections representing topical themes, each section contains two research-based chapters and one practical case study. Case studies are from six European countries - Belgium, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, and the UK.

Section 1 Valuing Design.

Chapter 1 Architectural value (Matthijs Prins).

Chapter 2 Risk management and cross-cultural leadership intelligence (Thomas Grisham and Parthasarathy Srinivasan).

Case Study A Exploring the value universe: A values-based approach to design management (Anders Kirk Christoffersen and Stephen Emmitt).

Section 2 Communicating Design VALUES

Chapter 3 Researching interpersonal communication in AEC projects (Christopher A. Gorse).

Chapter 4 Managing effectiveness of asynchronous and synchronous design team communication (Ad den Otter).

Case Study B Architectural design management using a project web (Filip Declercq, Henk-jan Pels and Ad den Otter).

Section 3 Design Management

Chapter 5 Collaborative architectural design management (Rizal Sebastian and Matthijs Prins).

Chapter 6 Concurrent design: a model for integrated product development (Márcio Fabricio and Silvio Melhado).

Case Study C Design management tools for concurrent construction (Jarmo Antero Raveala, Matti Kruus and Juhani Kiiras).

Section 4 Inclusive Design

Chapter 7 Management tools for sustainable and adaptive building design (Cecile Flyen Øyen and Susanne Balslev Nielsen).

Chapter 8 User involvement and the role of briefing (Per Anker Jensen and Elsebet Frydendal Pedersen).

Case Study D Patient focus throughout the process: the case of St. Olav’s University Hospital (Geir K. Hansen and Monica Jensø).


Chapter 9 Integral design method: a conceptual architectural management tool (Wim Zeiler, Perica Savanović and Emile Quanjel).

Chapter 10 Design and construction integration: A lean perspective (Bo Jørgensen).

Case study E Management of complex free form design and engineering processes (Mick Eekhout and Barbara van Gelder).

Section 6 Architectural practice and education.

Chapter 11 Managing design effort in architectural offices (Stephen Emmitt).

Chapter 12 The architect’s role (Ingrid Svetoft).

Case study F Incorporating management into an undergraduate architectural design programme (Michael Daws and Peter Beacock).

· presents the state-of-the-art in architectural management research and practice

· Includes contributions from leading international figures and subject experts

· Integrates theory and practice

· Generic approach makes it relevant to designers and managers